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Lip augmentation

In the second of our two-part special focus (see here for Part 1) on lips we are delighted to present this comprehensive clinical guide for practitioners undertaking lip augmentation. Lips and eyes enhance facial beauty. Highlighting these has been dated...

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Asians - Principles and Techniques (Two volume set)

This two-volume textbook is a broad overview of cosmetic surgeries, written by a number of experts, providing a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to various cosmetic surgical procedures. The two volumes of the book are divided into 10 parts. The opening ‘General...

Post-truth bogus science – cosmetic surgical research concerns support the need for research integrity watchdog in Australia

The post-truth phenomenon has become a worldwide problem. The absence of a research integrity watchdog in Australia is causing related concern in aesthetic surgery, with the risk of research misconduct being allowed to prosper and benefit vested commercial interests. We...

Teaching students head and neck anatomy through the art of drawing

The link, both historical and contemporary, between art and anatomy is apparent. A recent British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) documentary The Beauty of Anatomy showcased the impressive contributions of artists towards the deeper understanding of anatomy and, by default, surgical practice....

Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 2)

In Volume 1, Issue 1 of this journal I wrote an article entitled: ‘From PIP to DC-CIK to the Sorcerer’s Apprentice: a medico-political minefield’. Little did I know or anticipate what a mess this was going to become: a medico-legal mess with ignorant lawyers and arrogant doctors demonstrating how stupidity and rapacious hypocrisy can twist and distort reality for the purposes of extracting a bizarre social revenge with little sense of justice.

The future of energy-based devices: do we have limits?

Victor Gabriel Clatici asks what is the final frontier in dermatology, plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine?

The future of acne treatment is clear

As acne affects 742 million patients daily, an alarming 48% are unsatisfied with their current acne treatment [1,2]. But the landscape is changing with...

A ventral solution to a perineal problem: a case report

The repair of postoperative perineal hernias is extremely challenging. Two male patients with problematic secondary perineal hernias following abdominoperineal resection of rectal adenocarcinoma have been successfully treated using the Ventralex™ composite, self-expanding ventral patch, normally used for umbilical and epigastric...

How to Cut it in the Media: A PR Manual for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and Professionals in Cosmetic Medicine

I recently came across an advert in the October / November 2013 issue of PMFA News in which showcased several publications by CRC Press. How to Cut it in the Media: A PR Manual for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and Professionals...

A systematic review of silver sulphadiazine in the conservative management of burns

Silver sulphadiazine (SSD) has been used in conservative management of partial thickness burns (PTB), for over 50 years. Concerns have been raised over potential disadvantages of SSD including need for daily dressing changes, impairment of wound healing and expense. The...

Scar revision synopsis

The authors present a comprehensive synopsis of late scar revision and other soft tissue deformities. They make the reasonable point that maxillo-facial surgery and its management of soft tissue injuries to the face is closely linked to cosmetic surgery. After...

Dr Tijion Esho has announced he is to be an Ambassador for Operation Smile UK

Dr Tijion Esho, TV presenter, cosmetic doctor and philanthropist has announced he is to be an Ambassador for Operation Smile UK today on National Selfie Day.